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Media reports cite 19 more H5 confirmed farms which appear to be Fujian H5N2 and H5N8, increasing the total to 39, in addition to 1 H5N2 chicken farm with the older version.

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More birds culled as Taiwan battles worst avian flu in 10 years
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Agriculture personnel cull geese at a local farm in Taiwan's southern Chiayi county on January 11, 2015. -

TAIPEI - A major outbreak of avian flu in Taiwan has spread to 19 more farms with a total of 160,000 birds slaughtered in the island's worst bout of the disease in a decade, authorities said Wednesday.
The number of poultry farms infected with the virus has almost doubled since Tuesday, jumping from 21 to 40. More than 10,000 geese have been killed since Tuesday afternoon.
"We have been adopting stringent measures so that we can limit the further spread of the outbreak as soon as possible," Chang Su-san, head of the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, told reporters Wednesday.
She would not specify how many more birds would be slaughtered but said that samples had been taken from another 47 suspect farms where around 340,000 birds are kept.
The outbreak is a new variant of the H5N2 and H5N8 strains of the disease which are not deadly to humans.
Agriculture minister Chen Bao-ji has said he expected the number of infected farms to keep growing and more birds to be culled.
The first outbreak was confirmed at a chicken farm in southern Pingtung county last week then at a goose farm in the northern city of Taoyuan on Tuesday, leading to the slaughter of 1,900 birds.
Most infected farms are in the south, which is home to the majority of the island's goose and duck farms.
Experts say the outbreak is likely to have been caused by migratory birds bringing the virus onto farms, which have been told to strengthen their nets to prevent contact between poultry and wild birds.
The authorities have adopted stringent measures to stop the outbreak including a ban on transportation of the birds at the suspect farms and a Tw$1 million ($31,250) fine for farmers if caught dumping infected poultry.
Angry farmers have accused the authorities of attempting to cover up the outbreak and being too slow to respond, an allegation they have denied.
Taiwan has reported several outbreaks of H5N2 but has no recorded cases of the potentially deadly H5N1 strain, although authorities said pet birds smuggled from China tested positive for the strain in 2005 and 2012.
Taiwan authorities in 2004 slaughtered 467,000 birds after H5N2, a less virulent form than the H5N1 strain deadly to humans, was discovered in farm chickens.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:39 am 
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Taiwan exacerbate the spread of bird flu
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  Taipei, Jan. 14 Xinhua (Reporter Xu Xueyi Chen Binhua) Taiwan exacerbate the spread of bird flu. According to the authorities, "Agriculture Committee" Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of disclosure on the 14th, as of 11:00 the same day, a total of 86 farms in eight counties of the specimen for examination, the new 21; confirmed outbreaks in 39 farms, new 19.   The epidemic has spread to Taoyuan City, Changhua County, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung County in eight counties, including the date of notification of the new Nantou counties, there is a duck farm suspected disease is currently inspection. Confirmed outbreak of 39 farms, the disease culled 94,975 ducks, geese disease, has been completed as of the day of 11:00 culled 36,000.   It is reported that the outbreak in Changhua, Chiayi, Pingtung goose field most serious. But the greatest of these public consumption of poultry - chicken equally "fowl" bad condition, Tainan a white broiler farms on the 12th of the specimen taken for examination by the Taiwan "COA" animal health tests detected on the 14th afternoon to determine the result of H5 subtype avian influenza virus positive, live chickens because of high mortality, has decided to take measures to culling, while strengthening the epidemic.   Taiwan "COA" anti-seizure Secretary, said Trend in the 14th 21 new farms to confirm the detection of H5 subtype nucleic acid, yet judgment is N2 or N8 highly pathogenic. As soon as possible to control the epidemic, from the 13th as long as the H5 subtype virus nucleic acid, together with the clinical characteristics of farms in high mortality, it will be culled. But so far no H2 and N8 both old and new cases of human infection, the public as long as the duck, goose cooked can be eaten.   Cases against unscrupulous operators will discard any dead poultry waste, the council said it had invited all city and county governments to coordinate environmental protection authorities to strengthen the county audit checks, the aquaculture industry should self-discipline, and never throw the dead goose to the "big row" ( large drains) or river, otherwise once discovered, will depend on the animal infectious disease control regulations opening penalty, the most severe penalty of 1 million yuan of NT can even deal with the police to follow public danger crime.   According to the Taiwan authorities health authorities for Disease Control, Department of the message, to monitor 14 JCP 392, 21 symptoms, mining seized nine people, excluding three people, six people are still testing, at present there was no bird flu virus.   Author: Xu Xueyi Chen Binhua

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Northward expansion of bird flu live birds slaughtered two days
2015-01-13 09:25 source: Xiamen daily and I have to say
Disinfection of live poultry markets in Taipei.

Newspaper news according to Taiwan media reported Taiwan avian influenza outbreak as snowball like more rolled more big, Taiwan "agriculture will anti-seized Council" said, as yesterday noon weizhi temporarily no confirmed new cases, but infected animal field gradually informed, cumulative storm increased for 38 at, yesterday added 14 at are is raised goose field, except originally of Pingtung, and Yunlin, and Chiayi and Tainan, outbreak to North expanded to Changhua. A goose farm in Changhua City in a goose about 2,500, recently began to appear more deaths due to bird flu spread last night and the initiative in reporting has been collected.

All live poultry slaughter two days

Yesterday at noon today, has culled 12,945 ducks and geese, Tawu in Pingtung culled 120,000 layers. To strengthen the epidemic under control, "the COA Bureau of prevention," announced Taiwan's slaughterhouses from 12th to 14th of the waterfowl at 12 o'clock noon, stop slaughtering 2nd, stationary waterfowl mobile. Hugh during slaughter, and waterfowl are not marketing in all of Taiwan and slaughterhouses disinfected fully emptied until the epidemic under control so far.

According to Taiwan, "COA" statistics, Taiwan's poultry farms more than 5000 households, chickens, ducks and geese raised more than 70 million, up to 300 million chickens slaughtered a year, stopped 2 days on poultry slaughter would have less impact, does not cause imbalance in production, price fluctuations, and at this stage the most important thing is that preventing outbreaks to Taiwan North spread.

3 people showed flu-like symptoms

Taiwan outbreak new old type H5N2 and the h5n8 avian influenza outbreak, chicken, and duck, and goose full "fall", worries new virus "poultry descendants", Taiwan "disease control Department" yesterday said, has for full Taiwan 7 a raised poultry field, and 234 people column tube for health monitored, and pumping blood for serum epidemic learn survey, currently has 3 people appeared class flu symptoms, has gradually mining seized, is expected to 1th people of test results today on will released.

"The Deputy Director of the CDC," Zhuang Renxiang stressed that no H5N2 was found and now the world h5n8 avian flu is "birds-to-human transmission" case, the public just when eating poultry meat, eggs, make sure to thoroughly cooked before eating, you won't have to panic unduly.

Suspected migratory birds spread the virus

"COA Chairman" Chen Baoji yesterday said the inspection h5n8 virus, is Taiwan's first, is likely spread by migratory birds to Taiwan. After analysis, the new H5N2 virus and Taiwan native H5N2 virus is completely different, confirmed to be new, previously in the world having been discovered, because the h gene-one from Korea and another n genes from the Chinese mainland, after analysis, similarity up to 90% 9 of the virus, may be different migratory birds carrying the virus, spread among wild birds after the reorganization, upon transmission to waterfowl.

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[NTD January 14, 2015 Reuters avian influenza virus has been transferred from the north and south of it? today (the 13th) anti-seizure Bureau announced sampling results, the new 27 poultry farms, were found to have H5N2 and H5N8 bird flu Kaohsiung and Taoyuan County also informed abnormal geese, chicken farm in Tainan also suspected outbreak of bird flu.
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Taoyuan Mayor Zhengwen Can local waterfowl slaughterhouse inspections, did not expect Powell left, and then came the anti-slaughter inspection bureau confirmed the suspected cases , it is understood, 10 slaughtered geese died of unknown causes, but also from Pingtung farms. Slaughterhouse Xucong Ming, general manager: "I hope to be shipped south of there, they'd better check in there, then we do not come to the north, will not flee the province so that the epidemic will expand." avian flu epidemic is out of control? Nanbu City have 27 poultry farms, confirmed the outbreak of bird flu, 90,000 birds, including 80,009 one thousand geese, 7,000 ducks will be culled in full. Even a chicken farm in Tainan, lest thou also be affected, Inspection Agency is testing whether anti-bird flu. As the number of outbreaks is increasing, because the detection delay to avoid culling time, COA chairman announced that test if it is found that the H5 virus, with a high mortality rate, comprehensive culled immediately. COA chairman Chen Bao-ji: "If this poultry farms, its mortality rate is a high mortality rate, sent the specimen to confirm H5 we immediately culled." Taiwan's world premiere appearance of avian influenza virus, although no human is infected, but not the effect the disease pipe Department, already 271 intensive contacts, expand the track. Eight people have flu-like symptoms, mostly belonging slight cold. Deputy Director of the Department of illness tube Zhuangren Xiang: "highly pathogenic avian field if you want to put out, then our SOP is for these to be put out of the field, we'll do the monitoring personnel to keep a record." COA stressed duck bird flu only a minority of the total goose, duck and goose polyculture current strict control to avoid the H5 virus spread to the weakened immune chickens. Concluded that the current bird flu should be in peak incidence in the future may be slowing down. But after all worry about viruses mutate into Zoonosis, vaccination still can not be taken lightly. NTD Asia Pacific TV Lu Tien Chang Liu Zi Yin Taipei Taoyuan reports
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Information received on 13/01/2015 from Dr Ping-Cheng Yang, Vice President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 07/01/2015
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 11/01/2015
Report date 13/01/2015
Date submitted to OIE 13/01/2015
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 23/07/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N2
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (12/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/01/2015)
New outbreaks (9)
Outbreak 1 Shuishang Township, CHIAYI COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 08/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 4650 50 50
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 2 Wandan Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 08/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2500 200 200
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 3 Sihu Township, YUNLIN COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 08/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2200 900 900
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 4 Kouhu Township, YUNLIN COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2400 1300 1300
Affected population Breeding geese
Outbreak 5 Taixi Township, YUNLIN COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2400 1600 1600
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 6 Budai Township, CHIAYI COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 8000 1950 1950
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 7 Kouhu Township, YUNLIN COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 2300 800 800
Affected population Breeding geese
Outbreak 8 Sihu Township, YUNLIN COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 3000 2420 2420
Affected population Breeding geese
Outbreak 9 Sihu Township, YUNLIN COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 1800 1500 1500
Affected population Breeding geese
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 9
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 29250 10720 10720
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 36.65% 36.65% 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Abnormal mortalities or sudden deaths were observed in nine goose farms in Yun-Lin County, Chia-Yi County and Ping-Tung County. Samples were sent to the National Laboratory (Animal Health Research Institute, AHRI) for diagnosis. H5N2 subtype HPAI was confirmed by AHRI. These farms have been put under movement restrictions. All the geese within the infected farms will be culled. The actual number of culled geese will be available when stamping out operation will be finished and be reported in the next follow-up report. Thorough cleaning and disinfection will be conducted after stamping out operation. Surrounding poultry farms within 3 km radius of infected farms are under intensified surveillance for 3 months.
Control measures
Measures applied
Stamping out
Quarantine
Movement control inside the country
Screening
Zoning
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 13/01/2015 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 13/01/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.

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Information received on 13/01/2015 from Dr Ping-Cheng Yang, Vice President, Agriculture Technology Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 08/01/2015
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 11/01/2015
Report date 13/01/2015
Date submitted to OIE 13/01/2015
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 23/07/2014
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N8
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (11/01/2015)
Follow-up report No. 1 (13/01/2015)
New outbreaks (5)
Outbreak 1 Dalin Township 2, CHIAYI COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 4100 3365 3365 735 0
Affected population Breeding geese
Outbreak 2 Dalin Township 3, CHIAYI COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 7200 4384 4384 2816 0
Affected population Breeding geese
Outbreak 3 Dalin Township 1, CHIAYI COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 09/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 7200 1400 1400
Affected population Breeding geese
Outbreak 4 Dongshi Township, YUNLIN COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 10/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 9630 2230 2230
Affected population Geese
Outbreak 5 Changzhi Township, PINGTUNG COUNTY
Date of start of the outbreak 10/01/2015
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Farm
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 840 107 107 733 0
Affected population Geese
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 5
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 28970 11486 11486 4284 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 39.65% 39.65% 100.00% **
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
**Not calculated because of missing information
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
Unknown or inconclusive
Epidemiological comments Abnormal mortalities were observed in four goose farms in Yun-Lin County and Chia-Yi County, and in one abattoir in Ping-Tung County. Samples were sent to the National Laboratory (Animal Health Research Institute, AHRI) for diagnosis. H5N8 subtype HPAI was confirmed by AHRI. These farms have been put under movement restrictions. All the geese within the infected farms will be culled. The actual number of culled geese will be available when stamping out operation will be finished and be reported in the next follow-up report. Thorough cleaning and disinfection will be conducted after stamping out operation. Surrounding poultry farms within 3 km radius of infected farms are under intensified surveillance for 3 months.
Control measures
Measures applied
Stamping out
Quarantine
Movement control inside the country
Screening
Zoning
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds gene sequencing 13/01/2015 Positive
Animal Health Research Institute (AHRI) (National laboratory) Birds reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) 13/01/2015 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations
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H5N8 map update

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China H5N2 map update

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